Inner Work

This is hard.

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The truth is, I need healing + growth tools just to get through the day right now.

Usually these are the tools that help me GROW out of my comfort zone and be my bravest self in service to my dreams. 

Right now these are the tools that are helping me take good care of myself (physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually and creatively) so I can just stay present and figure out my next steps.

Affirmations, or mantras, are one of these tools - but you have to be careful about how you...

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Self Care for the pandemic. Free 5 day class.

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This is a 5 day self care class: with a video and a journaling sheet each day.

I've been leaning HARD on my self-care practices to help me make space for myself, to process my feelings, and figure out how to show up right now so I'm not just frozen in fear. I feel this is saving me right now and I'd like to share it with you. 

You don't need to sign up for anything - it's all happening on Instagram and Facebook.

And I'll post links to everything as it happens on this page.

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How are you holding up?

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I've been sick for the last week.

Just a cold - but with everything I have been reading about COVID-19 and learning about how viruses spread, I have been staying home all week.

I was frustrated because I have big goals I've been working on and didn't have the energy or the mental clarity to move forward in the way I wanted to.

Once I got over my frustration though... I found some magic in it. 

I saw that slowing down helped me see my path more clearly.

I immediately saw a few...

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Free Online Healing Circle. March 16

Free Online Healing Circle

There is a LOT going on in the world and in our communities.

And the truth is, no matter what's going on for you - you ALWAYS respond best when you're connected to your inner truth as deeply as possible.

Having a lot of fear or uncertainty or anxiety or being a place of trying to avoid your feelings... all of that stuff clouds your truth. All of that stuff makes it hard for you to respond in the way that's going to best serve you.

So I wanted to offer this healing circle as a space for...

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I've been Comparing Myself To My Heroes And It's Been Ridiculously UN Helpful

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I used to idolize my heroes, teachers, mentors and role models. 

I would make up whole stories about them... how they handle certain situations, what their daily lives look like, how they get that amazing work done...

And in a lot of ways it was helpful! Like, when I felt stuck I would turn to these stories to help me find a way through. Just like WWJD? I could ask myself what my heroes would do and it really did help.

But a lot of the time this idolizing was NOT helpful. 

I...

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I have been so incredibly stuck on this...

I've been stuck about writing this page for about a month.

After 13 years of teaching this stuff and 9 years of successful online creative entrepreneurship - it's been humbling and frustrating to not be able to write a sales page for the program I have made that I am the most proud of.

Dream Book is the best thing I've ever made. So of course I got all tangled up trying to figure out how to talk about it. I mean it took me 2.5 years to make Dream Book - why would I think making the sales...

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From my journal this morning, a conversation with panic.

Why are you panicking right now?

Why are you panicking right now?

Because I don’t know how to do this! Any of it! OMG! I have to do it but I don’t know how!

Ok. Wow that’s hard. Is it ok if I ask you to take a few deep breaths with me?

Yeah I guess so, I don’t know what else to do.

[deep breaths]

How do you feel now?

A bit better, like there is some space between me and the panic.

Oh that’s great!

Except I do have to get to work which means going close to it again.

Oh, that’s...

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FINAL Self Doubt Upate

Self Doubt Challenge | Self Doubt Challenge Update | Self Doubt Challenge Update #2

And then the stories BLEW UP.

During a coaching call with the Creative Dream Circle this week, I led us in a Creative Dream Alchemy experiment and everything changed.

A new story landed and it's so big and bright, it doesn't leave space for that old nonsense.

Looking through my journal this morning I'm seeing how I've been exploring this for longer than I thought ;) I've been making space for my most...

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Self Doubt Challenge: Update #2

Self Doubt Challenge | Self Doubt Challenge Update

I remain uncomfortable about writing these posts but still willing to show up ;) And the process is speeding up so I'm not waiting a whole week in between anymore.

I feel like I'm going deeper into the two stories I'm working with:

  • the story of self doubt and how it cases me to want to PROVE MYSELF
  • the story of my purpose and potential and how I align best with them with I am ENJOYING myself

I haven't been living 100% in either story.

There...

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Self Doubt Challenge: update

Self Doubt Challenge #2

I'm wishing I hadn't started this.

This is the nature of working with self doubt. I'm REALLY doubting the decision to keep sharing these posts.

But that's also why I decided to keep sharing them, to encourage myself to stay in the process.

I've created HUGE shifts in my inner world and in my outer life, by continuing to work with something like this over time.

It's hard to stay in the process because it's both uncomfortable and boring. Most of the time I'm just being...

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